Land of the Living Waters The South Llano River, its Springs, and its Watershed Photo: Jennifer Walker
Conflicts develop when Rural communities have pressure place on water resources -lack of adequate response time -lack of adequate data -lack of connection surface and groundwater laws -lack of local organization and unified voice
The South Llano River Project The South Llano River is a true gem of the Texas Hill Country. Its spring-fed flows are legendary among outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers alike. Serving as both a diverse and productive natural ecosystem and as a water supply resource, the South Llano River is an integral component of the community. Preserving its flows are not only an environmental issue, but also an economic, cultural, and historical one as well. Environmental Defense Fund's South Llano River Project was initiated in early 2008 to begin discussions with local and regional stakeholders on the interest and feasibility of developing a plan of action to ensure the long-term protection of this rich and unique resource. Work will initially focus on the South Llano River, however there is potential for eventually widening the project area to include the greater Llano River watershed.
Land of the Living Waters A CHARACTERIZATION OF THE SOUTH LLANO RIVER, ITS SPRINGS, AND ITS WATERSHED
Land of the Living Waters The South Llano River and its Springs have not ceased flowing in recorded history
Major Springs of the South Llano Contribution to Flow Big Paint ~ 45% Seven Hundred ~ 35% Tanner ~15% Area of major springs
Proactive Opportunities Initiate local and regional stakeholder involvement in protection and preservation of resource before significant issues arise Provide a forum for natural resource management education and discussion Provide opportunities for grant funded studies Identify common interests and provide a cohesive voice that benefits the local community regarding resource issues
South Llano River Project Action Plan December 2008